Spatial research on smart growth and its behavioral outcomes

My research expands to smart growth and travel- and health-related behaviors—in particular, quantitative examinations of the effects of smart growth (i.e., compact, mixed-use, walkable, and transit-supportive developments). This year, I acquired a grant ($40,000) from the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) for surveying transit rider experience, focusing on out-of-vehicle environments. In upcoming years, I will continue to collaborate with and expand my network of smart growth researchers in the U.S., Korea, and other countries.

I am currently co-editing and co-authoring two books on quantitative research methods with Reid Ewing (U of U), which are under review by publishers.

Related publications:

  • Park, K. Ewing, R. Sabouri, S., & Larsen, J. (2019) Street life and the built environment in an auto-oriented US region, Cities 88: 243-251 [pdf download]
  • Park, K., Choi, D., Tian, G., & Ewing, R. (2019) Not parking lots but parks: Joint association of parks and transit stations with travel behavior, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16(4), 547. [pdf download]
  • Park, K., Sabouri, S., Lyons, T., Tian, G., Worthen, C., & Ewing, R. (In press) Intrazonal or Interzonal? Improving Intrazonal Travel Forecast in a Four-Step Travel Demand Model, Transportation. [pdf download]
  • Zandiatashbar, A., Hamidi, S., Foster. N., & Park, K. (In press) The missing link between place and productivity? The impact of Transit-Oriented Development on the knowledge and creativity economy, Journal of Planning Education and Research. [pdf download]
  • Tian, G., Park, K., & Ewing, R. (2019) Trip and parking generation rates for different housing types: Effects of compact development, Urban Studies 56(8): 1554-1575 [pdf download]
  • Ewing, R., Tian, G., Park, K., Sabouri, S., Stinger, P. & Profitt, D. (2019) Comparative Case Studies: Trip and Parking Generation at Orenco Station TOD, Portland Region and Station Park TAD, Salt Lake City Region, Cities 87: 48-59. [download link]
  • Park, K., Ewing, R., Scheer, B., & Khan, S. (2018) Travel behavior in TODs vs. non-TODs: Using cluster analysis and propensity score matching, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2672(6): 31–39. [pdf download]
  • Park, K., Ewing, R., & Scheer, B.C. (2018) The impacts of built environment characteristics of rail-based station areas on household travel behavior, Cities 74: 277-283. [pdf download]


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